1950's Culture

Mayra, Karime, Odalis


The television in the 1950's was just a round simple box tv it required not much power to use the tv and it was black and white. People were very used to the tv so when the changes came they were very sad and mad or excited or just bored of it. Just because there was tv back then and people thought this new thing was a big deal, did not mean everybody had a tv in their house. Television was the first audio-visual aid that opened the door towards the realm of recreation and mass communication.

Rock n' Roll

The use of rock, roll, rock and roll, etc., with reference to sexual intercourse, is traditional in blues, a form of popular music that evolved in the 1950's from rhythm and blues, characterized by the use of electric guitars, a strong rhythm with an accent on the offbeat, and youth-oriented lyrics. A form of popular music arising from and incorporating a variety of musical styles, especially rhythm and blues, country music, and gospel. Originating in the United States in the 1950s, it is characterized by electronically amplified instrumentation, a heavily accented beat, and relatively simple phrase structure.
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After World War II, there was an expansion of the population. This caused the need for more housing and other needs of people. Most people resorted to homes outside the cities like suburbs because there it was cheaper. These places were called "bedroom communities". Every community in the suburbs were like it's own little town. They all had schools, churches and parks. Suburbs usually created the illusion of a perfect traditional family. They also became the new glamorous countryside. Over the next couple of years suburbs became very popular and helped the government to give GI bills to the veterans of World War II and the Korean War. They helped them with the mortgage and college.